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next it that is the yellow cab garage with 500 cabs. with r500 cabs mean 500 drivers come in the morning with that are cars to park there, and take the cars and go out, and the 500 cars are coming at 4:00 to change the shift. so yellow got 500 car garage only. about you 500 drives are coming to leave the car, 500 drivers are coming to -- that's like 1,000 extra cars. how would you deal with that, and what would you like that this taxi driver, where will go and find the parking.
arqv going to come downtown and put a 35 dollar in garage? how are they going to do it. connecticut street is one of the streets left after cesar chavez. nor more parking, not even single car. based on that, leave the connecticut street out of the $4 parking and not to do it. thank you very much. >> anybody else? >> no. they do wish to talk about item b, the four hour parking on connecticut. lawrence here? no. all right. and so on 10.2q -- >> chairman nolan: mr. toronto's got something. >> if you give me three minutes i'll address all of them because i think i'm the only one that pulled all these.
>> chairman nolan: is he the only one? >> you will have to apply the time on it. >> speaking on a and b then first. i have a friend who actually has a business on connecticut street. and basically this issue involves the daily around the corner on cesar chavez. if you ask the traffic engineer he'll tell you there's a request to appease one business on cesar chavez street and two car repair shops and a dance venue on connecticut street that uses the parking. so just want to let you know that this is only been brought up because there's been problems of enforcing the parking issues that he was given parking -- a limited parking on -- around the
corner i believe on missouri street. and because some of your staff can't do the enforcement, he begged, and pleaded to have parking restrictions on the west side of connecticut street so he could have business. so that is the story about that. >> chairman nolan: thank you. mr. lee, you want to speak to those? >> good afternoon, mr. chair, members of the board. bon yee with sustainable street. this proposal is far from the way mr. toronto portrays. basically whatdt4nç happened was you know, we approved bicycle lane project on cesar chavezuegn about six months ago, and it's been implemented as part of that change, you can see -- you can see part of the parking being
removed to accommodate the bike lane. so we look for ways to work with the businesses to make sure that there's enough turnover parking for the businesses during the day and at the same time we know that the yellow cab key op is on missouri street, which is the next street over. and they have a big shift change toward the end of the day. so what we're proposing to do, working with the businesses, is to have a four hour limit, is to have some turnover during the day and have a one hour limit here but this particular restriction only goes to 2 pm. so that will guarantee rigorous turnover during the day and then when the cab drivers come for the shift there had been spaces available for them when they come for the new shift. and we've also looked at unregulated spaces on evans
avenue near the overpass as well as marin street which is the street that feeds off from evans on the lower side of( there's at least 50 to 60 unregulated spaceswe into -- parking to accommodate the spillover demand for they1,b drivers and others in the area who need the longer term> the restriction that goes to 4:00 is a four hour limit. if you park there for shift change you have the necessary hours. neither will restrict 4:00 shift changing by cab drivers. >> the other ends at 2 pm. >> chairman nolan: thank you. members of the board. >> motion to approve.
>> chairman nolan: 10.a2 and b. let's go to q, s and w. >> having to do with townsend street, evans avenue and valencia, removed at the request of a member of the public. barry toronto. >> are you going to give me three minutes for all of them? do i have to speak to them separately two minutes each? >> you can do qs and w all at once. >> okay. i first would like to point out on q, there is a brewery right there at keith and evans. and they sometimes have evening events on weekends. and i think that 10:00 -- not q, on s.
it could be cutting it close. speak easy brewery, some of you have been to ankersteam, there are no tow aways over there so why are you making a problem for speak easy. on q i'm asking you to exempt taxis. i think it's important that taxis be able to use that right lane just like muni. so i think it's not fair to not -- at least exempt taxis because they are part of your transit first policy. and on w, and polk street, if you're going to have established tow away parking any time you're removing i believe the puc there. i think people are going to take taxis to that building, clients, vendors, employees, exù3gz think you need to make
some arrangement so that we can drop off o' either side. and i don't see anything here in w that allows for that. so i would appreciate that you address the fact that if you're going to put out more taxis you want people to take taxis, then don't exclude places where they want -- if there's very little parking in the area, you want people to get there besides their own cars. thank you very much. >> mr. yee, how about the issues
>> thank you very much. >> 10.5, that concludesyk:o&÷ im 10.2, item 10.5 amends the transportation code@oi:]zo to eh a -- for cost incurred posting temporary no parking signs for film production, residential. this was6i&.g?? severed at thet of a member of the public, davig pilpel. >> good afternoon, david pilpel the ceqa determination was not made available to the public. it's apparently in the office of the secretary. i requested it this morning. it was not provided in time for the meeting. i'm interested in reviewing:lño that. i think we need to find a betteo way to have such ceqah#r determinations available, relative to your board items. on this particular
on, and i also don't understand in the case of the sign fees -- excuse me posting cost related to the number of signs, how there's a direct correlation there. questions on this item upon careful scrutiny. thanks. >> chairman nolan: thankán&ct can you reply to that? >> first of all this is both the revenues and expenditures for this transfer were included in the budget, that you adopted. it was something that was actually -- that we brought in when i brought a revised proposal to you in june so it was actually more explicitly called out than it might have normally been. what we've done is we've taken the current fees and escalated them in accord with your
escalation policy. so my guess is that the police department is probably not fully recovering their cost. our initial recovery estimated about 71% and escalating. i think we will have a much better sense once we have brought this in house. this is based on our expectations of the level of staffing and equipment that we'll need and the first year there are one-time setup costs that are keeping us from full recovery. i will say that we will, in time, endeavor to move to full recovery. either by raising fees or even better by reducing our cost to administer the program. i will say though that there are some aspects of the no parking sign posting that are for which there is no cost recovery. so there are certain civic events that we will likely just be incurring the cost for.
but we're working on developing a program that will be cost effective. i think for the city's perspective it makes more sense for the transportation department to do this than to have police officers performing this function. and very strong just by the police department to off load this function. >> motion to approve. >> 7.5 and 6? >> we have not taken it yet. >> chairman nolan: okay. all in favor say aye. >> ayes. >> chairman nolan: 10.6. >> amending transportation code by adding section 912 to authorize to regulate vehicle pressc9v permits and amend 902 o toronto. >> good afternoon. chairman, directors, barry toronto. i used to have one of these press vehicle permits about 30ky
all media outlets with on-line services with television, with radio, with newspapers with magazines, anyone who covers city business who has -- who covers anything to do with events and activities and people, that take place in this city. so i'm very much concerned that this is - is -- could be a first amendment issue with how this is implemented that -- because it is a little strange that this is being handled by a transit agency, rather than the police or a city hall department that does this. so i'd appreciate it if you have these questions answered or that you've gotten full support from small outfits that don't have a lot of money or just a few employees versus others such as the chronicle that have lots of money. th9- you. >> chairman nolan: thank you. next speaker. >> david pilpel is the last person who has turned in a speaker card.
old0+bú definitions of the medin general. but i just want to conclude again by saying that there's no explanation as to why the be used to ex-calculate those costs which for a fee recovery basis cannot exceed the cost of providing the service and there are circumstances under which using the indexing formula such a fee would exceed the cost of providing. so, again, i think there are problems with this item that
you. >> chairman nolan: members, comments? this is merely a transfer oftó;m function. we're not changing the determination of who is media and who is not. that remains with the police department. the charter gives us sole authority to manage parking in the city and these are parking( permits that the fees are -- this was approved by(73( the bod of supervisors. the fee is consistent with the current fee.oú9ñ generally the indexing escalation would be less than fj fees that are subject to+fz kaulation we probably would recover less over time,(08v68 t more. >> motion to approve. >> chairman nolan: second. all say aye. >> aye. >> so moving back now to public
comment, this is an opportunity for members -- >> chairman nolan: considering the hour and we have a major issue coming up in our closed session we're going to limit comment to one minute. >> an opportunity for members o? on matters that are within the jurisdiction of the .7tnt and not on today's calendar. mark[zç]&uujt houseman followed byp'áxs andrew . >> excuse me. i have been waiting here with we were told a taxi item would be on this agenda. and we were told that falsely. you're giving us one minute to speak and thate3=ufeq unfairaua.
people have taken money out of their pocket, time out of their lives, to come here and address you on an issue we were told would be on the agenda. >> chairman nolan: call security. okay. next speaker please. >>:sñ tara houseman, one freakig minute. here, figuring out what to say in the two minutes that i was told we were going to get. for as downpayment assistance, if you think that this is going to come out of the cab driver fund, do not even go there. do not even go there. that fund was intended for all drivers, not just for the very few who will be able to buy a
medallion. i can't even address the board of appeals issues. i guess we're going to have to address that with our lawyers. as far as the waiting list goes, the plan that we were here to talk about, that you wish to implement to give the first 25 drivers out of what is it, 12 or 1300 now that they've vetted the list, to give the first 25 drivers medallions and sell the next 50 cheaper one, this -- you are screwing over over a thousand people in order to do this. people who have structured their lives around this, for years. >> your time is up. >> it says one minute here. i have not had a countdown so i could not gauge. i have one other topic. >> chairman nolan: briefly. >> the 20 million that you took out of the cab ministry this past year, whatever else it's been, this past year, $9
increase in my a card and previous year $20 increase in my a card. now stop and think. if you had to stop for a moment and remember what an "a" card from context, maybe you don't know enough about the cab industry to pass major regulations about it. >> chairman nolan: thank you. next speaker. >> andrew green, followed by edie ortiz. >> good afternoon chair and members of thevm$iwe board. and your desire to put out more medallions shows a complete lack of caring for the well-being of working cab drivers. and that's pretty much all i want to say. and also that you need to find a better way of commu members of our industry. for myself, i'm not able to make these meetings because i have responsibilities to my family. i canceled all those
responsibilities to be here today. we are of many different nationalities, many of us do not live -- i live in the city but many of us do not. if you find that there is a lack of representation of our industry in communicating with you, you need to find a better way of communicating with us. >> chairman nolan: next speaker please. >> edie ortiz, bill moundsy, steven hemnay -- nomnay and amara. >> good evening. thank you for nothing. you give cab drivers absolutely nothing. you take away, take away. we serve the city just like muni drivers serve the city but you don't care about us. i -- just like the lady who got
reward. i come in all the time. nobody gives me awards. listen. i've lived in the city for 42 years. i've been a cab driver for 23 of those years. is that it? you disgust me, the way you do this one minute. you are unbelievable. you are so right wing conservative. this is a city of harry bridges. this is a liberal city. not a conservative city, where you give cabs to the cab 9 i been on the list 17 years. i get nothing. you give away our rights. you give away our rights and our lives. i have wasted my life. i have given up -- i have given up -- >> chairman nolan: next speaker. >> steven heimnay. security. >> i have.
steven heimnay -- >> with all due respect to you guys giving us a minute you're getting paid to be mere. my cab that you just issued a new medallion for is in the garage so i can give you money for parking. so you're trusting me -- i'm supposed to trust you to borrow $300,000 to get a medallion, where you're watering down our investment by issuing down medallions to companies for less amount of money to the pointd9,! where i'm not even sure that it's worth it. and there's 1400 people on the waiting list. if they all did 10 years apiece you're talking about 14,000 man years. go far back far enough that's before we came to the country over the asian land bridge. thank you. >> chairman nolan: next speaker. >> i told you at the beginning of this meeting that we would have two minutes, while your secretary --
>> chairman nolan: next speaker please. highbeck and christopher -- thank you,mnx christopher fullkerson. christopher,h[: followed by jim templeton. >> what you're doing is notxrmyq regulation. it's patronage. culture. i haven't seen such bad driving since in the early 1990 when i first glimpsed the first garage scows and how they were handled. seeing a mustache -- it's a -- i think it is your duty to prevent the streets from having the cars also participate in halloween. it's obviously absurd to say that the effort is on a -- basis. the solution you are finding are in fact only those for the companies not for the 7,000 drivers. it's a clear conflict of interest for you to be